BrahMos Cruise Missile

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on the Picture it says activated Sept 2019.. has it been ordered?? delivered??
 

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Philipipine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana confirmed on 16 December that his country is set to order BrahMos supersonic ceuise-missile system from India in 2020 as a part of the military's modernisation programme. ''Signing of the contract will be in 2020. Possible on the first or second quarter,'' Lorenzana was quoted by the state-owned Philippine News Agency as saying, adding that Manila is looking to procure two batteries under a government-to-government deal. A missile battery is equivalent to three mobile autonomous launchers with two or three missile tubes each, said the PNA. The defence secretary was also quoted as saying that, aside from the Philippine Army, the system can be used by the Phillipine Air Force, adding that once delivered, the BrahMos will be the first Phillipine weaponry with deterrent capability.
 

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What is BrahMos Missile’s latest upgrade?
Last week, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out two successful tests of the latest variant of the BrahMos missile, one from the land platform and the other from air. BrahMos, developed through a collaboration between India and Russia, is one of the most advanced weapons in India’s armoury.


The missile ::

BrahMos is a cruise missile, meaning it can be guided towards a pre-determined land- or sea-based target. With a capability to attain speeds 2.8 times that of sound (Mach 2.8), BrahMos is classified as supersonic cruise missile. A newer version under development is aimed at flying at speeds greater than Mach 5. These are called hypersonic cruise missiles. Besides decreasing the reaction time of the enemy, higher speeds also substantially reduce the chances of the missile getting intercepted.


An amalgam of the names of the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva, BrahMos is being produced by BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture company set up by DRDO and Mashinostroyenia of Russia in 1998. The first version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was inducted into the Indian Navy in 2005, meant to be fired from INS Rajput.


The test ::

While the missile has been in India’s arsenal for long, it is continuously upgraded and updated with new hardware and software. This is what necessitates periodic tests of the missile.

DRDO scientists said that in every such exercise of a specific variant of BrahMos, different parameters are put to test. Though the exact details are not disclosed, additional hardware and software systems are tested based on the inputs from the user, against more complex targets, and under different atmospheric conditions. The test results and observations are important for future analysis and further advancement.

“India’s missile development programme has made sure that its missiles are upgraded and new systems are also developed. BrahMos has undergone development through the early 2000s till date. Its land-to-land, submarine-fired and now air-fired variants have been developed stage by stage. Each new version has something additional compared to the previous version,” said a DRDO scientist.
https://www.defencenews.in/article/What-is-BrahMos-Missile’s-latest-upgrade-830128
 

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India’s New 600 Km Range Brahmos Missile Can Spread Panic In Entire Pakistan
India and Russia have approved an extension to the range of the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, doubling it to 600 kilometers, according to an official with the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The official pointed out that the range of the joint venture missile can now be increased because of India’s entry into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), which provides the country with opportunities for foreign collaboration on the missile technology.

The two countries came to agreement Oct.26 at a meeting here of the 16th Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation, co-chaired by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his Russian counterpart, Gen. Sergei Shoigu.


The increased range of the BrahMos will double the standoff engagement range to 600 kilometers for practically every platform that uses the cruise missile. Currently, the BrahMos is warship-launched and land-based, while the air version is still in the testing phase and likely will be adopted by year end.

The BrahMos cruise missile project is produced by India-based BrahMos Aerospace, set up in 1998, and is a joint venture between India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyenia.

According to a scientist at DRDO, “only very minor changes in software and hardware are required” to increase the range.

An Indian Navy official backed this claim. “BrahMos is a re-engineered version of [the] Russian P-800 Oniks/Yakhont anti-ship missile, and no major modification is required to achieve 600-kilometers range,” the official said.

Bhonsle agrees that the range of the BrahMos missile currently in use has a 600-kilometer range.
 

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